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Friday, November 02, 2012

Liberal Think Tank Calls For Cuts In Military Pay And Benefits

Dr. Bill Smith, Retired USAF Officer: Risking your life for 20 to 30 years or even dying in the service of the United States is not worth much to the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) funded by progressive socialists like George Soros (e.g., $3 million grant) and whose members advocate for President Barack Obama's progressive agenda. It is apparent, at least to this writer, that CAP fails to see much value in the already underpaid population of professionals (be they officers or non-commissioned officers and other enlisted persons) who can not be unionized and who love America and predominately conservative based on their willingness to take an Oath to "Support the Defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic."

Today, the Military Officers of America (MOAA) responded to the latest CAP liberal anti-military proposal:
by MOAA: On Halloween, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released yet another report that is anything but a Halloween treat -- calling for huge cuts to military pay, retirement, and health care benefits.

Titled "Rebalancing Our National Security," the report's task force opposes the across-the-board cuts of sequestration, but suggests shifting more spending from the Defense Department to the State Department and Homeland Security. In CAP's terminology, the intent would be to move from "offense" to "prevention" (non-military international engagement) and "defense."

As part of that process, CAP recommends capping military pay raises, cutting troops assigned permanently in Europe and Asia, and scaling back military retirement and health care benefits.

Their retirement reform proposal is a retention-killing combination of the Defense Business Board and 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommendations. It would put new recruits under a 401K-like retirement system, and would grandfather only part of the current force.

Their retirement reform proposal is a retention-killing combination of the Defense Business Board and 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommendations. It would put new recruits under a 401K-like retirement system, and would grandfather only part of the current force.

Their retirement reform proposal is a retention-killing combination of the Defense Business Board and 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommendations. It would put new recruits under a 401K-like retirement system, and would grandfather only part of the current force.

MOAA believes such attacks on career service benefits are reckless and misguided in the extreme.

They ignore that the current package of retirement and health benefits is the primary incentive to induce top-quality people to endure the extraordinary demands and sacrifices inherent in a 20-30 year career in uniform.

They also ignore that a far less-drastic retirement change imposed on new service entrants after 1986 had to be repealed after the Joint Chiefs of Staff complained it was undermining retention and readiness.

These kinds of trick-or-treat proposals would be ludicrous if the threat they’d pose to readiness weren’t so serious.
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MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. With more than 370,000 members from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families - MOAA is a voice speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.

Tags: military, pay, benefits, MOAA, Military Officer Association, CAP, Center for American Progress, progressive, socialist, liberal think tank, anti-conservative, anti-military, George Soros To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Phil Smith said...

You can be certain anyone who would vote for this has never been in the military and has no one close to them serving.

11/04/2012  

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